French / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Creating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Present, reinterpret or create alternative versions of songs or stories, adapting events or characters to different modes or contexts

[Key concepts: adaptation, genre, plot, character; Key processes: imagining, creating, interpreting]


  • introducing new elements to a familiar story, for example, a new neighbour in Astérix’s village in Gaul, an additional ailment for Nicolas in Le Petit Nicolas: Je suis malade, or an alternative ending to a traditional tale such as Cendrillon
  • teaching younger children French versions of familiar nursery rhymes and songs with repetitive phrases and actions, for example, comptines such as A vous dirais-je Maman, La chanson de l’alphabet
  • illustrating and captioning alternative versions of traditional stories or songs such as La Fée Quenotte or Les Trois Petits Cochons, for example, transposing them to contemporary or Australian contexts
  • adapting French children’s stories, songs or cartoons to suit particular audiences, for example, scripting, rehearsing and performing a puppet show version of Pirouette Cacahuète or children’s songs such as Ah les crocrocro…, Coucou, Petit Loulou
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Social settings (Narratives),  Literary adaptation,  French language

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